Bane (Vampire Apocalypse, #1)Bane by H.M. Ward

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What can I say about this book? Do I hate it? No. Do I love it? It’s up for debate. The story line was good and twisted. Who would have thought to mix the end of the world apocalypse with Vampires, Humans, and half breeds known as the Bane (human/vampire). Not including mix in a little romance that is slowly unfolding, throw in a group of kids trying to survive, and vampire’s putting humans in camps to use them for blood, and you get a good Young Adult vampire novel that is sure to thrill some and have others scratching their heads. However, I do like Kahli and Will and where their story is heading. It was slow going at first with them two but at the end it will leave you wanting to read the second book just to see what happens to them.


The world as we know it is gone. The ice caps have melted and shifted south, devastating the northern territories and eradicating major cities such as New York and London, which are now under water and frozen. Humans died off during an epidemic prior to the ice disaster, and many more died during the floods at the start of this new ice age.

These events have forced vampires out of hiding. In order to ensure that their food source wouldn’t completely die off, the vampires have sequestered the remaining humans into farms and taken control of all that remains of civilization. Over time, the humans breeding on these farms became anemic. Their blood no longer sustains the master race. But not all of the humans were captured and sent to the farms. Some of the humans evaded the hunters, hiding in safe houses across the frozen tundra. As decades passed, the free humans disappeared, died, or were captured, until all that remains is one. Kahli is the last wild human. BANE is her story


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